48x36 oil on canvas
30x60" oil on canvas
Toward Finish 48x48" oil on canvas
Drawn to shorelines, beaches, lakes, oceans and streams, water is Joe Sampsons focus. Joe uses water imagery to depict the dichotomy between movement and immobility. A detailed understanding of light’s ability to create color, shadow and tone is utilized to set mood in each painting. Whether it be cold, warm, tranquil or angry, waters’ magnificence strikes the viewer and an emotional response is evoked.
From a distance, the viewer is drawn towards what appears to be a photograph. Upon closer inspection, brushstrokes are revealed and the observer is made aware of the meticulous layers of brushwork, resulting in the illusion that the viewer is still for an instant, at the waters’ edge.
"I believe water to be one of the most challenging subjects to capture, its constantly moving and changing shape and colour. A dynamic composition and an understanding of colour light and shadow are my artistic goals. Creating a mood and feeling help me achieve my ultimate goal, which is capturing a moment in time and holding it forever.
Studio House PEC 2014
Harbour Gallery 2013
Harbour Gallery 2011
Affordable Art Fair New York 2014
The Toronto Art Expo March 2004-07
The One of a Kind Show Visual Art Gallery, Toronto, Nov 2006,07
City Field North Shore Niagara St Gallery, Toronto, Sep 2006
The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, July 2001,2003,2007
The Windsor Art in the Park Windsor, June 2006
The Cobourg Art in the Park July, 2006
The Oakville Art in the Park, Oakville, Aug 2004-07
The Oakville Art Society Annual Jurried Show Best in Show Ron Middleton Award.
Etobicoke Civic Centre Annual Juried Show The peoples Choice Award.
Ontario College of Art and Design
Graduated Honors 1995